News archive - [Event Announcement] Researchers' Night 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina - 28 September 2012

The Researchers' Night 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina RNBL12, will take place in Banja Luka, and aims to enhance public recognition of researchers and their work by bringing research closer to general public and promoting research careers in BiH. Specifically, the RNBL12 will (i) design and deliver promotion campaign and RNBL12 event to transfer message Magic is Science to people within Banja Luka region and at BiH at large; (ii) promote research carriers and scientific collaboration in BiH, cross-border regions and ERA; and (iii) showcase research and innovation impact on peoples daily lives. People in BiH will be given an opportunity to meet with local and international researchers and get acquainted with their activities in an informal and lively manner.

An intensive awareness campaign will precede the event, as to mobilise the largest possible audience and make aware of the Researchers 'night and its purposes the largest possible part of the population. To reach the defined objectives, a workplan of four work packages (WP1: Awareness campaign; WP2: Activities during the night; WP3: Impact assessment; WP4: Management) with clearly defined and interlinked tasks has been designed. The RNBL12 is designed as 6 month project which will request of total 17 person months effort to carefully design and implement science promotion activities while bringing over the main message Magic is Science and complementary messages science makes a difference, science is fun. A lot of activities will be offered at four event venues, varying from presentations, demonstrations, interviews, hands-on experiments, quizzes, games, etc all organised in an interactive way and allowing a direct contact between researchers and participants. Some purely festive activities are also planned. Awareness raising and RNBL12 preparatory activities will be undertaken 5 months before Researchers Night with additional 1 month to analyse impact assessment.

For the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RNBL’12 will gather researchers and the public for one night under the slogan “Science is Magic”, and create a “science show” addressing all age groups of the general public, demonstrating that science and research can be exciting, interactive and fun. Planned activities include presentations of local and international researchers, their projects and results from various scientific fields with street experiments, performances and competitions in Banja Luka. The activities will take place at four different locations with various contents (“Science Fair”, “Treasure Hunt”, “Edutainment Park”, “EU Corner”, “High-School Competition”, and more) in the period between 17:00 and 24:00 hours. Our target is to have 5.000 people visiting the event, and 100.000 to be reached by promotional campaign, with the aim to build a sound foundation for rising awareness about science and research in our country.

Find out more about the project at and join the young enthusiastic community at!



Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on September 13, 2012
Modified on October 5, 2012